Markets Stopped Being Boring in the First QuarterAfter February, investors started freaking over almost everything.Bloomberg, March 29, 2018   Our year-end review in early January noted how strange 2017 was: no matter where you looked, there were anomalies, aberrations and just plain weirdness. Rarely have we...
Year to date, gold has been on an incredibly strong run overall. In fact, while the S&P 500 has generated gains in the amount of 2.4%, gold has outperformed the market with gains of around 3%. While the gold bugs are getting excited, the reality is that there’s...
Much like the old boxing debate involving who would win in a fight between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, the question regarding the best investment between real...
click for ginormous chart Source: RWM, Bloomberg     There are many reasons why I believe you should not date bull markets from the prior bear market lows. But two reasons standout in particular. The first is hindsight: Consider what it was like during...
Pick Another Day to Celebrate the Bull Market’s BirthdayYes, the lows were on this day in March 2009. But the next four years were just the recovery from a huge collapse. Bloomberg, March 9, 2018   On this day in 2009, the...
Small-Business Sentiment Is No Help to InvestorsSurveys of how entrepreneurs are feeling have proven to be of little value.Bloomberg, February 21, 2018.     President Donald Trump took a brief break from tweeting about Russian electoral interference (“No Collusion!”), #MeToo (Fake News!) and...
Bitcoin is going to the moon. ALSO READ: Achieve Success on the Forex Market with These 5 TipsIf you haven’t heard of Bitcoin, you can think of it...
People Get Creative When Explaining the Market Correction There are some great stories being told now, all with crystal-clear hindsight. Bloomberg, February 9, 2018       One of the more fascinating aspects about people and markets is how uncertain we are about what will happen next, yet...